Regardless of your faith, income, education, lifestyle, etc. we all want to be happy.
But, despite our increasing material wealth, our country struggles with happiness. Some sources put the number at one-third of Americans say they’re happy. One-third! For a culture consumed with the pursuit of happiness, we seem to be falling short.
Many people try to fake their way into happiness. Social media is flooded with people who are trying to convince each other that everything is AMAZING, when it’s really not.
What the heck is going on? To begin to answer this question, let’s first ask another question…
Who are the happiest people in our lives? Or, who’s the happiest person we’ve ever met?
Ironically, it’s sometimes easier to think of the most unhappy people we’ve met.
Which are we? Do others see us as happy? If no, why not?
For many of us, it comes back to gratitude. We’ve been given so much. We have so much to be thankful for. But, we convince ourselves that it’s not enough, that we need more.
This week, be on the lookout for the joyful people we encounter. What’s the reason for their happiness? What can we learn from them? Follow the joy.
Be the Men.